Under General Settings you can setup the Page Tree Creator to your desire.

General Configuration

As administrator of you confluence instance you can find under 'General Configuration' in the left sidebar the Page Tree Creator - General Setting tab. There you can configure the Page Tree Creator general settings.

Setting Properties | Information Table



Default Value


Tag Markers

Markers are used to identify tags which can later be replaced

__ (two underscores)

Template Sticker

The Template Sticker helps to identify templates. This marker can be added to page titles and will automatically be removed when creating a new page from it


"_Template top Page"

new page title would be:

"top Page"

Use Comala Workflows

When activated, only the published version of a page is used as source

No effect when not installed or not used


Show Copy Page Tree

Choose under what circumstances the "Copy Page Tree" field in Page Tools should be shown.

Show icons in Page Tools

When activated, an icon is displayed next to following Page Tools fields: "Copy Page Tree", "Create Template"

Template Spaces Configuration

A second configuration 'General Setting → Template Space Configuration' displays all template spaces, a new space can be easily added to Template Spaces.

Template Space Configuration | Information Table



Corresponding Permission

Template Space

Create a new template space

Global Administrator


Create a new category

Create page permission on the template space

Edit the category assignments

Edit page permission on the category page OR space admin in the space

to assign a category

Delete a category

Delete page permission


Create a new template

Create page permission on the template space

Edit the template details

Edit page permission

Delete a template

Delete page permission

View templates

All confluence users, even without view permission
on the template space


Source page

The source is a template OR the user has view permissions on the source page

Target page

Create page permissions on target space

Instantiate templates

Permission for target AND permission for source

Using the button

Permission to instantiate templates AND permitted group (button parameter)


The Page Tree Creator permissions are built on top of the confluence permission system.

  • To create a new page with the Page Tree Creator in any way, you need the specific write permissions for the target space

  • To create a new page tree from a template with the Page Tree Creator, you don't need view permission for all pages of the template. If the view permission for any pages are missing, these pages will be created with the corresponding permission of the template. E.g. employee dossier could be a page tree and some pages can only be viewed by the employee and the management.